Just wanted to post and ask some advice from you all. I have been feeling the pressure at work recently and my boss has been a bit 'offish' with me. I feel like I am at school again as I am constantly anxious about what she is thinking and she really has temper problems. She runs her own buisness and there are only 4 of us working there. I work 3 days a week, 9 hours a day but I always end up working extra. We work through our lunch and are busy all day long. I told my boss that I couldn't handle the 6days a week she was wanting me to work eventually and she is acting like I have really let her down and upset her. I am prepared to work 40 hours, but any more and I would be dead on my feet.
She can get angry very easily and can't handle her emotions too well. There is always a drama in her life and she can sometimes talk about people behind their backs.
I upset her the other day by saying I couldnt work the hours she wanted me to and I felt like she had been talking about me to my colleagues and felt as though I was at school again. It was awful. I am getting so anxious and when I am at work I am getting that familiar tight chest again and feeling generally tense and agitated.
We talked the other day and she told me off for going quiet at work and said it wasn't acceptable to be going quiet on her. She tells me that things are fine between us and the hours situation is sorted but I still feel very unsettled and not quite right about things. I don't like the way she makes me feel.
I left my career in nursing for this beauty therapy job and Im scared that she'll fire me or something as when she hasn't got on with people in the past or people have 'let her down' she has got rid of them.
I am dreading going to work next and this anxiety is eating me up and I cant stand it. I know I shouldnt let it get to me and I should be stronger but Its so hard. My boyfriend says not to let it get to me b ut I get anxious very easily.
Sorry for ranting everyone x x
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